Compass Group's acquisition of CH&CO completes

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Compass Group's acquisition of CH&CO completes

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Compass Group UK & Ireland has completed the deal to acquire catering company CH&CO.

The acquisition sees CH&CO’s portfolio of brands, which include Gather & Gather, Vacherin and Company of Cooks, join Compass’ group of companies.

Earlier this year Compass Group signed an agreement​ to acquire CH&CO in a deal worth £475m pending regulatory approval.

CH&CO has operations covering workplace catering, events, venues, visitor attractions, stadia, education, healthcare and hospitality. A Royal Warrant Holder since 2013, the business has 10,000 employees, supporting over 900 clients across 1,000 locations. 

Bill Toner will stay on as CH&CO’s CEO, with Allister Richards, CH&CO’s COO joining the Compass Group UK & Ireland executive team. The wider CH&CO senior management team will remain in place.

"I am delighted that CH&CO is joining Compass. I have really enjoyed meeting CH&CO colleagues in recent weeks and learning more about the business," says Robin Mills, CEO at Compass Group UK & Ireland.

"Our passion for great food is what unites us. We highly value the heritage of each of our individual businesses and as we grow will continue to nurture their specific identity, culture and expertise. Our world-class group of companies will give more choice to our clients and customers.

“I am so proud to be part of all we have already achieved and as we bring our two well-known and respected names together, we are committed to being a force for good in the industry.”

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